Are you looking for an entry-level and fuel-efficient crossover that’s really fun to drive? Look no further than the 2022 Chevy Trax. Chevy’s smallest SUV is priced right for first-time buyers who don’t want to roll the dice on a questionable used alternative. It’s also a great choice for anyone looking for peppy performance without losing that low cost-of-ownership benefit.
In short, the Trax is a perfect blend of style, capability, and budget-friendly practicality. It offers comfortable seating for 5 with a little extra room in the back for cargo. With two trims to choose from, the simplified lineup makes deciding on options and packages easy. Chevy infuses plenty of high technology features throughout the Trax’s cabin, too, letting you stay connected and entertained on your daily commute.
Speaking of technology, how about a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and next-generation safety systems? The Trax has all of that and more at a low starting price of just over $20,000. Even fully loaded, the Trax doesn’t stray too far from a mid-$20,000 price tag. Affordability doesn’t have to come at the price of fun. With the turbocharged Trax, Chevy makes sure you’ll love what you drive.
Available in two straightforward trims, the LS and the LT, Chevy keeps it simple for 2022 Trax buyers...but not too simple. If you want a little more variety, you’ll find it in a handful of special edition appearance packages designed to help you customize your Trax and stand out. It’s all about style, and the Trax has it in spades no matter which trim you decide on.
Both the LS and the LT are available with optional all-wheel drive for added traction in inclement weather, along with a standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that generates an impressive 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with an electronically-controlled 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting between gears. Its agile handling is perfect for city driving, and a compact overall length means squeezing into tight parking spots is easy.
The base Trax LS starts at just $21,400* and features a 6-speaker sound system, a convenient 60/40 split-folding rear seat for flexible cargo handling, and a cabin air filtration system. You’ll also find a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Connected Access capabilities and integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s a great choice for buyers looking for the most inexpensive Trax alternative, but because Chevy equipped the LS with plenty of standard features, it feels like anything but a base model.
The LS also features a tilt and telescoping steering column and adjustable front bucket seats, as well as standard power windows and door locks. Every Trax trim receives a standard rear vision camera and remote keyless entry for added convenience. Two USB ports are included, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot just waiting for you to activate. The Trax LS also features 16-inch wheels and body-colored power outside mirrors, as well as daytime running lamps and intermittent windshield wipers.
Buyers that move up to the Trax LT will see the MSRP increase to $23,200.* For the extra cost, the LT adds heated outside mirrors, tinted glass, upgraded Halogen headlights, and LED daytime running lamps and taillights. You’ll also get side rails mounted to the roof to make transporting skis and kayaks on weekend road trips a whole lot easier.
On the interior, the LT receives upgraded cloth/leatherette seating. Cruise control gets added, too, along with a convenient remote start feature on the key fob. The best part of opting for the LT trim is that choosing it unlocks access to tons of packages and extras that aren’t available on the LS. For a few hundred more, you can even outfit your Trax LT with a handful of luxury features.
If you’re having trouble deciding between the Trax LS and LT, we’re about to make your decision a little more difficult. For 2022, Chevy offers the Trax with three exciting special edition appearance add-ons, the Midnight Edition, the Redline Edition, and the Sport Edition. All three packages throw in a layer of customization that makes your Trax stand out even more.
The Midnight Edition is all about dramatic black accents, with special 18-inch glossy black wheels and matching Blackwell tires, front and rear skid plates, and black Chevy bowtie emblems. If you choose the Sport Edition, you get the same black accenting, plus distinctive 18-inch wheels designed specifically for this package, so you won’t find them on any other Trax model.
Choose the Redline Edition, and your Trax receives 18-inch black wheels finished with a unique red racing stripe. The black theme continues in this appearance package, with black mirror caps and a black surround on the front grille, as well as unique black Trax badging outlined in the same red color found on the wheels. The pop of bright red color looks especially dramatic against the Trax Redline Edition’s all-black exterior.
Trax buyers looking for more convenience features might want to consider the available LT Convenience Package. For a few hundred dollars more, you’ll add keyless open and keyless start, a 6-way power driver’s seat, and a plush leather-wrapped steering wheel. Add to that the available Premium Seat Package, and your interior is upgraded with heated front seats and all-leatherette seating.
The LS offers a few equipment packages also, including a Lifestyle Package that adds a cargo area tray and a carrier mount for the roof. You can opt for all-weather floor mats and splash guards on the exterior also. Overall, the Trax LS is priced for buyers looking for the best bargain who aren’t willing to compromise on safety, quality, and useful convenience features.
The appearance packages and extra equipment packages expand buyers’ options and make room for unique customization features that show off the Trax’s modern lines and sporty styling. Even without the extra bling, the Trax manages to look a lot more expensive than it really is, thanks to its sloped roofline and angular front end.
All Trax models come standard with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. Powered by Chevy’s Infotainment 3 Operating System, the touchscreen integrates seamlessly with your smartphone via standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It also features Bluetooth and voice recognition technology so you can easily make calls or send texts without ever taking your eyes off the road.
The Trax also gives buyers access to Chevy’s robust suite of Connected Services. These app-based subscription services turn your smartphone into a remote key and vehicle control hub. You can lock/unlock your doors, sound the horn, and even start your vehicle right from within the app. You can even view key vehicle diagnostic data, like fuel levels and maintenance recommendations.
More importantly, Connected Services get you access to emergency support when you need it most. The system can detect when the airbags deploy and automatically dispatch emergency services to your location. Additionally, the Chevy Smart Driver feature tracks your driving habits and sends feedback to help you improve fuel economy and minimize excess vehicle wear and tear.
These services are accessed via affordable monthly subscription packages. Choose from a range of options, including a $14.99 per month Chevrolet Remote Access plan that activates app-based start and stop, lock and unlock, and service scheduling capabilities. You can also set boundary alerts, which is a great feature for monitoring teen drivers.
Upgrade to the robust OnStar Safety & Security Plan, and you’ll get one-button access to live operators trained to support drivers in emergency situations. The system alerts OnStar operators if your Trax is in an accident, triggering a chain of events that ensures support is dispatched whenever necessary.